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    September 24, 2012
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it's believed that craig is the first member of the cabinet to have a pop hit on the charts. >> good for him. have a little fun with it too after it's all said and done. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. this morning the test that could explain how a new panda cub died at the national zoo. >> our own dan hellie plays monday morning quarterback as we look at what went wrong for the redskins. whole lot of things. >> he actually has a whole level of expertise. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on this monday, september 24th, 2012. taking a live look outside, 57 degrees. into the 50s. if you don't have your jket, you're out of luck. >> go back. go back and get it. >> you need it. >> that's what my mother would say. go back and get it.
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we said bye-bye to summer definitely this weekend. take a look at the low temperatures that are out there right now. up north, montgomery county, aspen hill right now at 48 degrees. anacostia currently at 56. riverdale now at 54 degrees. it's 50 degrees in culpeper, virginia. throughout the area, pretty low readings starting out. jacket cool for early on in the day, 45 to 56 degrees with a mostly sunny sky. sunshine at least will be with us throughout the day. i like the fact we're not going to have a stiff wind blowing. an october chill, though, indeed. 62 to 65 degrees around the noon hour. then at 5:00 p.m., sunny, chilly, 65 to 68 degrees. coming up at 5:11, i'll have your four-day forecast. right now first 4 traffic with danella. >> thanks, veronica. looks like the work zones completely gone in our area. checking bridges for you, no issues. a live look at the american legion bridge, the inner loop as
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well as the outer loop, nice and clear. wilson bridge, no issues. traveling in the southeast, sousa, no problems. here's the douglass and key bridge, nice and quiet. checking the rails too. so far, no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. all are running on or close to schedule. back in ten minutes. danella, back over to you. this morning we're hoping to learn more about the heartbreaking loss of the panda cub at the national zoo. the cub was just a few days old. megan mcgrath with more. >> reporter: good morning. just so much sadness here at the national zoo. the birth of the cub was unexpected. the zoo staff absolutely thrilled it happened. of course, on sunday something went terribly wrong. we are expecting to learn the preliminary results of that animal autopsy perhaps sometime today. we may learn more about exactly what killed this cub. mei xiang was seeming to do a very good job as a mother.
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everything seemed to be on track. the cub was making noises, seemed to be healthy. then on sunday, something went horribly wrong. at 9:00 a.m., that's the last noise the zoo staff heard from the baby. at 9:17 mei xiang put out a distress call, a honking noise which was unusual for her. that alerted zoo staff was something was wrong. they sprang into action. by the time they got to the cub, however, it was not breathing. they tried cpr and other things to revive the cub, but they just could not bring it back. as you would imagine, the staff here very, very upset about the death. >> the keepkeepers, the veterinarians, the volunteers we watching this cub with great joy and with great passion. the loss -- there's no other word for it. it's just devastating for us at this time. >> reporter: zoo staff say there were no obvious signs of trauma, no obvious signs of infection. again, they hope to learn more with preliminary results from this animal autopsy later today. reporting live from the national
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zoo, megan mcgrath, news 4. aaron, back to you. >> megan, thank you. police in gaithersburg are investigating a deadly crash along the great seneca highway and lakelands drive around 8:00. a woman was pulled from the wreckage in critical condition. she later died. her name has not been released. four minutes after the hour. mitt romney is hoping a bus tour gets his presidential campaign back on track. the republican presidential nominee will visit ohio and virginia on the tour. both states are key to his white house hopes. romney campaigned in another battleground state yesterday, colorado. romney has slipped in recent polls. he trails president obama in colorado, iowa, and wisconsin. in the latest nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll. today president obama will travel to new york city to take part in the week long general assembly of the united nations. he is one of more than 100 heads of state converging on the city. leaders started arriving yesterday, including iranian
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president mahmoud ahmadinejad. iran's nuclear ambitions are expected to be one of the hot topics of the week long meeting. the rise of al qaeda in west africa and the problems in syria will also be discussed. president obama plans to speak before the assembly tomorrow. and secretary of state hillary clinton will be spending her time between the u.n. and the annual meeting of the clinton global initiative. the meeting is hosted by her husband, former president bill clinton. it brings together heads of state and business leaders as well as scholars to discuss social change. president bill clinton will speak to the group today. home may be where the heart is, but it's not where the wins are for the redskins. for the first time since 2006, they drop their home opener, but it wasn't without plenty of offense. instead, it was the defense again that let the games slip away. dan hellie has more on the struggles from fedex field. >> despite a valiant effort from robert griffin iii, the offense once again falls short at fedex
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field. their seventh straight loss. 38-31 was the final. and the biggest problem for the skins had to be the defense. this was supposed to be the strength of the team this year. unfortunately, it's been the achilles heel. the secondary made the dolphibe quarterback look like a hall of famer. >> this defense was disappointed because we knew coming into the game we needed to eliminate the plays. right off the bat, they had another big play and a touchdown pass. we can't let that happen. these are killers. >> team is good. offense is good. but it's just disappointing. we just need -- we have to win football games. the offense is doing their part, and luckily, we got a game next week against tampa bay. we need to go out there and correct it and get a fix.
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>> extremely frustrating defensively. we thought we'd be a better unit. i know we will be, but right now we haven't performed to that level, especially the last two games. offense is giving us more than enough points to win those games. >> reporter: so while the defense is trying to find a way to pin down the offense, redskins coaches hoping to find a way to keep robert griffin iii to keep up. they gave up six sacks and 13 hits on rg3. he won't continue this season if he continues to take that kind of pounding. dan hellie, news 4 sports. >> a little rebounding to do. there's alwa next week. >> yes. it was tough to watch. >> that's okay. >> it was a tough game. 5:07. still to come, the factory incident that could slow down production of apple iphones. >> and ravens wide receiver tory smith talks about his decision to play last night after learning about his brother's death.
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terrifying moments for this truck. skidded over a guard rail and nearly plummeted into the water. take a look at that.
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people passing by used a rope to rescue the driver. he actually was okay. that bridge had to be closed after the crash because engineers were concerned that it might collapse. >> incredible. 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson here with big changes in the forecast. what happened, veronica? >> crisp and refreshing now this morning, eun. i know some folks, as will always be the case, some folks are going to want the other season back. today definitely on the cool side. take a look at the temperatures right now where we've got landover at 52. cleveland park at 56 degrees right now. good morning to you folks in wheaton, maryland. you're at 49. that's your hometown forecast, where temperatures at 7:00 a.m. will be 51 degrees. a few clouds around. we'll get into some sunshine, 56 degrees. and 65 by noontime today. 65 by noon, going for a high temperaturtoday of 70 degrees. here's your "day planner" forecast. chilly, in fact, even at noontime.
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sunshine at least for the afternoon hours, and then we will be cooling down quickly this evening. next chance of rain, wednesday late. now first 4 traffic with danella sealock. overnight road work on i-95 paving. that's what was happening. i-95 at 17. we did see delays. that was clear. also had paving at 3:00 in the southbound lanes. nice and clear. giving you a live look at prince william parkway. making your way northbound or southbound. northbound, no issues to report. southbound clear as well. your travel speed northbound, 64 miles per hour. 13 minutes to make that drive. heading over to i-270, still seeing emergency road work. slowing you down. if you're traveling southbound 270, trying to take the exit to 85. the exit is where the road work is taking place, and that exit is closed. you can use 80 as an alternate and reconnect to 85. for now, that emergency road work is slowing you down. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. 5:12. 58 degrees.
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ahead on "news 4 today," the search efforts going down after an avalanche crashes on a group of campers.
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rescue workers are searching for climbers lost in an avalanche that killed nine people on a nepal mountain. yesterday's avalanche hit more than two dozen climbers. at least ten people survived. six people are still missing. we're told many of the climbers were french, german, and italian. a developing story in china. a company that makes apple's iphones has suspended production today following a fight that
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involved at least 2,000 employees. fox con technology closed today after a fight erupted in a dormitory. a security guard hit an employee. 40 people were hurt. fox con says production will resume tomorrow. a bitter sweet weekend for baltimore ravens wide receiver torrey smith. he turned in one of his best games as a pro but did that with a heavy heart. smith's younger brother died saturday night while riding his motorcycle in northern virginia. smith, a former terrapin receiver, decided to play in last night's game against the patriots. he scored two touchdowns in a ravens win. afterwards, smith talked about playing with that weight on his shoulders. >> you play with a heavy heart. you want to play for that person. i know my mom and all my family and everyone was back at the house. i texted my mom when i got here to the stadium. that's when i really made the decision i was going to play. she was excited about it. she was like, of course he'd want you to play. >> ravens had a moment of
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silence before the game for jones. police are still investigating the crash, but they say alcohol was not a factor. the police and fbi agents who caught the former marine responsible for firing at several military buildings will be honored today. yonathan melaku pled guilty to shooting at the pentagon, quantico, and two marine recruiting centers. no one was injured, but he did cost thousands of dollars of damage. tonight's shield ceremony will honor them. tonight a former university professor convicted of murder will receive a life sentence. amy bishop is charged with killing three of her colleagues and injuring three others at the university of alabama huntsville in 2010. bishop struck a plea deal two weeks ago that will spare her the death penalty, but she'll spend the rest of her life in prison. witnesses say she was digruntled after being denied teen you'nure
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university. a scary moment as a flight attendant's gun went off at the airport in philadelphia. when an officer picked the gun up, it fired, hitting a nearby wall. no one was hurt. the flight attendant forgot she had the gun in her handbag. she did have a permit to carry a firearm but was given a citation for disorderly conduct. an italian man is in jail for impersonating an airline pilot. he created a fake identity as a pilot for lufthansa. officials were suspicious saying he seemed too young to be a captain. he traveled for free on at least one flight but never actually flew a plane. lufthansa is investigating the incident. firefighters in washington state are hoping to make significant progress today in a battle against several huge wildfires. officials feared lightning and winds could spark several more
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flames, but that never transpired. they've contained 30% of one fire that scorched 40,000 acres. about 200 homes still under evacuation orders. a wildfire that sparked on sunday in california has quickly spread. the shockey fire is about 60 miles east of san diego, not far from the mexican border. evacuations are in place for several neighborhoods near the fire. fire officials are investigating what sparked that blaze. you may need to spend some extra time caring for your yard this fall. are the drought that plagued our area for much of the summer took its toll on yards everywhere. landscapers suggest you aerate your lawn for the soil that dried out. representing an aerator can be expensive. so they suggest you go in with neighbors to rent one. >> potentially get a deal having
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a company come in and aerate the whole area at once. >> landscapers say keeping leaves off your grass is also important to keeping your lawn looking good through the fall and winter. although soon, with this kind of weather, we're not going to see a whole lot of green grass. >> it's true. 5:21 is our time right now. it feels, veronica, right now like that season is coming our way. >> when it gets chilly outside, does anyone want to do anything, even getting those leaves up? unh-unh. when the kids head out the door, make sure they're bundled up. sweatshirt on this morning, maybe a light jacket. 43 to 55 at the bus stop around 7:00 a.m. expecting clear skies throughout, sunshine. but a real october chill in the air this morning. here's a look at some of the readings throughout your area. we've got 50 degrees up north. mt. aerie. 46 degrees in you will any.
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52 degrees in warrenton. temperatures even lower in areas of west virginia, upper 30s here. they have a little bit of patchy frost around already this morning. as far as cloud cover goes, very few clouds. there's a few drifting right around our maryland, pennsylvania border right now. those clouds will make their way quickly off to the east. again, it's a mostly sunny day for us. chilly conditions by noontime as we move from the mid-50s to mid-60s. 67 degrees at 3:00 p.m. probably maxing out with a high temperature of 70 degrees at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. today. more sunshine there for your evening hours. clear sky too for the evening, and temperatures will be cooling fast, dropping fast this evening. so a fall day is on tap. 61 to 71 degrees. there's a look at your evening again. cooling on down to 52 to 60 degrees with a light northwest wind. now tomorrow we'll get a wind out of the south, and tomorrow that wind will carry our temperatures into the mid-70s. we'll have a look at that
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seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. danella? >> good morning. checking things out on the road in your first 4 traffic report. let's make the commute if you're traveling along i-95 northbound at 198. had construction there. that construction is gone. i-95 in maryland as well as bw parkway is clear between the baltimore beltway and the capitol beltway. 295 clear, all the way to d.c., 295. no issues to report. traveling on 395, we'll fly over it together right now, from the beltway as you make your way towards the 14th street bridge, travel lanes are open northbound. no issues. a live look at the 14th street bridge, nice and clear commute as you make your way into the district. back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. nationals are looking for redemption today after being handled by the brewers yesterday. washington kept it tight until the seventh inning when the brewers regained the lead and never looked back. the two teams go at it again this afternoon at 1:05. the nationals still need six wins to claim the top spot in their division. replacement referees
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continue dominating headlines three weeks into the nfl season. the officials made several mistakes during yesterday's games. including the redskins-bengals game. the official penalized the skins 20 yards for a misconduct penalty. it should have been a 15-yard penalty, and that was made because they were arguing about another mistake the refs made about how much time was left in the game. then there was this play in the cowboys-buccaneers game. dallas wide receiver kevin ogletree stumbled on a referee's hat. the ref threw his hat to indicate ogletree had run out of bounds during the game. unfortunately, he threw the hat right where the receiver was running. ogletree visibly angry, but fortunately, he was not hurt. this week nbc is taking an in depth look at the challenges and possible solution of education in our nation. the annual education nation summit kicked off with the teacher town hall. more than 300 educators gathered at new york's public library to
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discuss topics ranging from teacher evaluations to a common core curriculum and standardized testing. >> what our children most need is the belief in their ability to succeed. absolutely must have that message, and standardized testing does not do that. >> there was also a student town hall where technology and the cost of college education were the hot topics. it is a big birthday for a huge child icon. clifford, the big red dog, turns 50 today. scholastic is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the children's classic with a clifford's big birthday app. the app invites you into clifford's dog house to help create a surprise party. right now there are more than 126 million clifford books in print in 13 languages. the clifford television series is now in its 12th season. happy birthday, clifford. hundreds of thousands of americans graduate high school every year. not too many of them are in
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their 80s, though. tommy wong just received his diploma at the age of 88. he was a high school junior in north dakota when he was drafted to serve in world war ii. he said he pled with the draft board for a deferment so he could finish school. that request was denied. wong served in the army for 30 years. he later moved to minnesota and opened a rest raaurant with his wife. never too late. coming up, weather and traffic on the ones for you.
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looking at stories making headlines, we could learn as early as today what led to the death of the panda cub at the national zoo. police in gaithersburg are trying to figure out what caused a crash that killed a woman on great seneca highway. and president obama will be along 100 heads of state at the united nations general assembly today. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. right now i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang.
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welcome to "news 4 today" on this monday, september 24th, 2012. we'll take a live look outside. 57 degrees. it is different in terms of the weather. you can feel the chill out there. >> it's warmed up two degrees in the last hour. not going to do a whole lot of warming up today. >> >> announcer: itno, it's not. today we're way down here. by midweek, we'll see the temperatures warm up a bit. warming by midweek where we'll get back to september type conditions. feeling a lot more like october out there. 56 degrees with a mostly clear sky. i'm seeing jus a few clouds with that light northerly wind at 5 miles per hour. some of the other locations, ellicott city, maryland, 47 degrees. fredericksburg, virginia, down south, also 47 degrees. falls church, virginia, 51. and severna park, 49 degrees. make sure the kids have something warm on as they head
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out the door to the bus stop. october chill for today, 62 to 65 degrees at noon. for a brief period of time, i think we'll top out around 70 to 71 degrees. for two, maybe three hours or so, we'll touch there. 65 to 68 with sunshine with a clear sky and chilly conditions by 5:00 p.m. today. that four-day forecast. 76 for tomorrow. a little warmer and rape as we warm up to 82. first 4 traffic with danella sealock. >> thanks, veronica. if you're traveling on i-275 southbound. the road work is gone, and the ramp is open. however, traveling on i-270 you're starting to hit the brakes. let's talk about delays southbound towards 109. starting to see a lot of volume in this area, and you are start to go hit the brakes, but you are still moving. at least you're not at a dead stop. good news is, once you pass clarksburg road and make your way through the germantown area, travel lanes are open as you
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head southbound and northbound between rockville and germantown. no issues to report. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. let's go to news 4's melissa mollet with breaking news. >> a suicide car bomb has killed four children in iraq's western province. the bomb exploded monday morning near a primary school 85 miles west of baghdad. it injured six children as well. it went off as a police patrol passed by yesterday. it happened to be the first day of school there. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. new this morning, fire crews trying to figure out what caused a house fire in temple hills. firefighters responded to the block of toby drive around 2:15 this morning. crews able to control the flame. everyone got out. fairfax county leaders holding the first of several public meetings to pay for much needed transportation projects. to pay for the improvements.
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tonight's meeting will take place at the west springfield office on rolling road. it begins at 7:00. there will be several more meetings in the coming weeks. montgomery county leaders will also discuss their transportation needs. the maryland public service commission will talk about restoring power in the first 24 hours of a power outage. the commission will discuss whether utilities will be banned from collecting the money. utilities have been allowed to charge customers throughout extended outages in january. the policy was changed to allow it only to the first 24 hours after storms. some customers complained after that storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers for about a week. mitt romney will begin this week by campaigning in two battleground states. he'll launch a bus tour that
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will take him through ohio and virginia. the republican presidential nominee held this rally last night in denver. that city will host the first presidential debate next week. romney has come under fire for what he's paid in taxes in recent years. he defended his tax returns on 60 minutes last night. one of the reasons the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level, as high as 35%. >> so you think it is fair? >> it's the right way to encourage economic growth, to get people to invest, to start businesses, to put people to work. >> romney also clarified controversial comments he made about americans who don't pay income tax. he said he wants to help all americans, whether they pay taxes or not. >> president obama is using those controversial comments in a new campaign ad. this commercial starts running today. it suggests romney needs to come clean on taxes he paid in the past. on "60 minutes" last night, the
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president defended criticism the national debt has gone up 60% since he took office. >> when i came into office, i inherited the biggest deficit in our history, and over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90% of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren't paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren't paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the great depression. >> the president also says our economy is on the right track. 5:35 right now. todd akin trying to pick up momentum in his bid to win one of missouri's senate seats. the republican congressman will hold a fund-raiser today with newt gingrich. he'll meet with a group of influential pastors tomorrow before embarking on a statewide bus tour. akin trying to regain footing in the election since making controversial comments about pregnancy and rape last month.
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he still trails claire mcaskill in several pulls. the recording machine will make sure the voting machines work. the pre-election testing will go through saturday. today we expect to learn how widespread drug use is in our country. the substance abuse and mental health services administration will release the results of its national survey on drug use. the annual report is the largest of its kind, and it's the main resource for the government in determining how many people use illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and also how many people misuse prescription drugs. scientists say they've completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer. researchers analyzed the dna of tumors from 825 patients. they say breast cancers appear to fall into four main classes. one class showed similarities to ovarian cancers, suggesting it might be vulnerable to drugs
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used for ovarian cancer. the first redskins home game is leaving players and fans with a bit of a bitter taste in their mouths this morning. it is the first time the skins have lost a home opener since 2006. the burgundy and gold were simply outgunned for most of the game, ultimately falling 38-31. after falling behind 24-10 at the half, the redskins fought back to tie the game and keep within striking distance. but a last second shot at the end of the game just wasn't meant to be. it's the seventh straight home loss for the skins, who haven't won at fedex field since the second game last season. so tough to watch. definitely wasn't the homecoming fans were hoping for for rg3's debut the afedex field. we caught up with some fans after the game. while the plays stood out, so did the mistakes of the refs. >> they played hard. we had some ref mistakes.
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for the most part, they played hard. it would be nice if we had some defense. good call. >> i would have loved to see the redskins win. i think the replacement refs need to go. >> just another game. still early in the season. it will get better. >> the redskins will look to get back on track against tampa bay next sunday. >> 5:38 right now. a little bit of breaking news to pass along from the first 4 traffic center. we're hearing the entrance escalators at the bethesda metro station is out of service. a mechanical problem. we'll find out more for you. no escalator service at the bethesda metro station. the value of facebook. the untapped resource that could pull up the stock price. from the pulpit to the courtroom. a church's battle over leadership that appears to be nowhere near over. if only my dry skin was as soft as his.
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[ female announcer ] introducing the ultimate daily lotion from gold bond. becae your skin needs a little healing every day. the ultimate daily lotion -- new from gold bond. a chance to see the material girl in d.c. again tonight. she sang songs from her new album and a few classics last night at the verizon center. tonight's show kicks off at 9:00. metro will be open until 1:00 a.m. to accommodate the crowds. >> i had no idea she was in
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town. >> you missed a lot of things, the emmys. >> i was tied up this weekend. other stuff going on. 5:41 is the time. the work week is upon us, and cooler temperatures to get you started on this monday morning. veronica johnson in storm center 4. that's right. some of the coolest temperatures in months in early june. 56 right now at reagan national airport. currently, we are looking at aspen hill areas around bethesda at 46 degrees. capitol heights at 5 is. currently, tysons corner at 51 degrees. that is your hometown forecast area as temperatures rise into the mid-50s by 9:00 a.m. a few clouds come through our area early part of the day. nothing but sunshine for the afternoon, 64 degrees by noontime. hitting a high today of 70 degrees shortly after noon. we're going to be cooling quickly this evening into the mid-60s. let's take a look at first 4
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traffic with danella sealock. >> thanks, veronica. right now following breaking news on the rails. if you're taking metro, bethesda station, all the entrance escalators are down. please be aware of that. that is a steep, steep stairs in that area. you're going to have to take them. entrance escalators are down. stations still open. no delays on metro. and seeing delays on marc. brunswick east 890. vre is looking good. over to the roads, if you're making the commute in prince george's county. let's start with 50. no issues there, as you make your way in the bowie area. in both directions, really from annapolis to the beltway, clear. if you're traveling along 5, 301, 210 nice and clear. let me give you a look at richie road, light volume. next the debate surely to heat up over a popular car service in the d.c. region.
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a clash between a local pastor and the church board members nowhere near over even after a ruling from a maryland appeals court. the court reversed the decision that removed pastor joel peebles from his leadership position at the jerricho city of praise. thousands of members stood by the pastor's side, moving with him when he was kicked out. now peebles and those members say they're making plans to return to the church's main landover campus. >> the church is now coming out, and it's very, very clear that pastor joel, as well as these thousands of members that have been displaced rightfully can return to the ministry that their tithes and offerings helped to build. >> jerricho's board, which
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kicked peebles out released a statement saying the decision does not change the current leadership. the statement goes back to the lower court. counselors will be on hand today for watkins mill high school students after a girl was hit by a police cruiser. friday night a police car hit 15-year-old jania richards following the school's football game. several fights broke out after the game, and she was running away from the fights when the cruiser struck her. there's no word on the extent of her injuries. the officer was placed on paid administrative leave. dozens of people gathered at the prince george's landfill in virginia to honor veterans in a memorial service. their bodies were dumped in the landfill after being incinerated in dover, delaware. a bronze plaque was unveiled. the memorial was approved last month by king george supervisors who own the property. a biathlon that benefits wounded warriors home from iraq
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and afghanistan. the team river runner biathlon includes one mile of kayaking on the potomac and a three mile run, or for some athletes, three miles on a hand cycle. many of the participants and volunteers were treated at walter reed army medical center at bethesda naval hospital. team river runner was hoping to raise $150,000 for wounded service members. today on demand car services will be under the microscope in washington. district lawmakers will meet to discuss rules for companies like uber which have become more and more popular. the d.c. taxicab commission proposed more rules, which includes supplying a certain number of cars that are handicaps accessible and raising prices during times of high demand. they say these rules are anti-competitive and only designed to put uber out of business. gas prices going down after sharp increases over the past two months. in d.c., gas is 4 cents cheaper
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than it was a week ago on average. it's now $3.94. virginia drivers paying $3.67, 5 cents lower than a week ago. in maryland, the average is $3.74 a gallon, down from $3.80. and west virginia drivers are paying $3.89 a gallon, down 3 cents. residents will see mosquito spraying after west nile was found in annapolis. crews will be spraying in the east port area just outside annapolis and on october 1st. the spraying will be take place after 7:30 p.m. and last into the early morning hours. county officials say residents in the area should stay indoors during spraying. breaking news on metro this morning. a heads up if you use the red line. right now at the bethesda station, all the entrance escalators are out of service. metro says this is because of a mechanical problem. it has requested buses, and the bethesda station remains open. 5:51. time for weather and traffic on the ones. you're going to get hit in the face with a little bit of cold
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air this morning. >> all at once. that's right. yesterday we got a chance to rise to a high of 71. in fact, today is going to be just a little cooler, a little lower out there. >> only 71?unshine. walk on the sunny side of the street. 56 your high temperature. or your temperature at reagan national airport. the north wind at just 5 miles per hour. a few clouds out there right now. those clouds are going to be stickingith us for just a while longer. readings throughout the rest of the area right now. bladensburg at 53 degrees. vienna and reston coming in at 51 degrees. 50 down in ft. belvoir and around arlington too. 50 degrees currently up north in rockville, maryland. here's a look at your day planner forecast at 7:00 a.m. still jacket cool with a few clouds. we'll call it partly cloudy. 55 the temperature. by noontime, we're chilly with
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temperatures in the 60s. and going for a high today with 70 degrees. probably the lowest readings since early june. for tomorrow we'll see an increase in clouds. our next weather front will be bringing us some rain. i don't think that's going to happen until late on wednesday, probably during the evening hours and well after the sun sets. those showers come in with the next front, and we may see a few showers stick around until early tuesday. not going to get a lot of rain for the system coming up next week. we will for the next one. sunny and cool, kind fall day for us. 67 to 71 degrees with the northwest wind. for the evening hours, once the sun sets, we're going to cool rather quickly. 52 to 60 degrees. and the winds will start to diminish a bit too and lighten up. there's a look at the early part of the week. 76 for tomorrow, a little warmer. 82, warmest day out of the work week on wednesday.
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again, the rain doesn't come into the area until late thursday, a few morning showers. the weekend, next weekend looks like we could get a real soaker. with the easterly winds, real cool temperatures too at 72 to 70 degrees. hopefully, you had a great weekend already. let's get a look at first 4 traffic with danella sealock. >> good morning. checking out delays on i-95, here's what it looks like. as you make your way northbound, you are starting to hit the brakes out of stafford. you're pretty slow as you head towards triangle. not seeing any accidents on i-95. over to i-66 as you make your way eastbound at sudley a report of a disabled vehicle in the right lane. starting to hit the brakes as you make your way towards centerville. fairfax county parkway to the beltway, not bad, 58 miles per hour. will take you 11 minutes to make the drive. i'm back in ten. it's a sequel no one wants to see. carmageddon 2, a key part of
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interstate 405 will be closed again this week in los angeles due to construction. this is video of last year's carmageddon. organizers feared massive traffic jams, but it was pretty peaceful as most drivers stayed home. today we'll find out how hot the apple iphone really is. apple will announce weekend sales. based on what we saw in stores and malls this weekend, this craziness, those totals could break the company's sales records at the scene. a lot of apple stores sold out of the new phones within hours. same for a lot of cell phone stores. i heard that about at&t and sprint wireless stores. the company sold 2 million iphones when it made them available for preorder online more than a week ago. >> as apple capitalizes on its iphone sales, its battle with tech maker samsung appears far from over. cnbc's shartia brantley is live with that story and more. >> many go, eun. the battle between apple and samsung continues.
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both sides are unhappy with the $1 billion verdict that found samsung infringed on the technology used in apple's iphones and ipads. samsung is asking the judge to amend or toss out the jury's august 24th ruling. apple says samsung's infringement was deliberate and is seeking another $700 million in damages and interest. the two are set to see a federal judge at a december 6th hearing. and facebook is under the gun again. financial magazine "barrons" remains firm on the stock and says it's worth less than $15 a year. more and more users are using the social network on mobile devices, and the company is still figuring out how to monetize those mobile ads. facebook stock is down 40% since its ipo price of $38 back in may. "modern family" continued
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its reign at this year's 64th annual primetime emmy awards. the show won four statues, including best tv comedy series. cast members eric stone street and julie brown won supporting actor and actress awards. "two and a half men" star jon cryer -- i do watch that show. he's funny. scored the outlanding lead actor category. and julia louis-dreyfus won for "veep." she had a funny moment with amy poehler during her acceptance speech. >> irs if of all, i would like to thank nbc, "parks and rec," my beautiful boys archie and a bel -- >> a little confusion, i guess, on the stage. in the drama category, tom hanks scored an emmy for hbo's movie about sarah palin's 2008 presidential campaign "game
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change." it took home the award for mini series. showtime's homeland was the big winner, taking home four emmys for best actor, actress, and best dramatic series. >> and we have big shows coming up tonight, "the voice" and "revolution" right here on nbc 4. >> nice plug. good job. it is 5:57. straight ahead on "news 4 today," new developments surrounding the sudden death of mei xiang's panda cub.
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